Esther Losh Wiest, 87, bank teller, avid traveler, enjoyed entertaining in her home

By on May 28, 2014


Esther Losh Wiest, 87, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, May 18, at Lancaster General Hospital of natural causes.

Born on March 5, 1927 in New Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Losh and Gertrude Blyer. She was the beloved wife of the late Ellwood L. Wiest.

In the 1940s, she attended William Penn High School in Harrisburg. For 20 years, she worked as a senior teller at Dauphin Deposit Bank in Camp Hill.

She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. An avid Phillies fan, she enjoyed attending baseball games. No one was more organized or a better hostess in her immaculate home. Esther enjoyed gardening and had an extensive knowledge of plants.

During her retirement, she and her husband, Ellwood, enjoyed traveling. Their travels took them from the Gaspé Peninsula to Hollywood, Calif. Among her fondest memories are the many summers she spent vacationing in Ocean City, Md., swimming, crabbing and clamming with friends and family.

Her son: John Edward Neeter, Jr., of Lititz; and a stepsister: Bette Clemens, of New Cumberland, survive Esther.

A sister: Jane Henry, preceded her in death.

At her request, no service will be held. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent in Esther’s name to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To share a fond memory of Esther, visit Groff Funeral Home, Lancaster, was in charge of the arrangements.

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